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5/30 We slept in ICU all night and checked on Cole throughout the night and he had the breathing tube still in. The nurses said the plan was to turn it off and have him breath on his own for 2 hours before they shut it off. We checked in on him at 8:30am and he was doing great breathing on his own. At 10am the breathing tube came out! This was such a huge but baby step for him. He was very alert and talking quite a bit to us. the first thing he said to me was he wanted chipolte to eat. Still had a sense of humor. We were told the blood on the brain had not gotten any worse, which was good, would have like to have heard it went down again. The xrays showed that he had no breaks in his ankles or toes, but they think he has a sprained right ankle.We were able to see the xrays of the break in his leg and the knee cap. Our worry now is the break in his neck. It was explained to us that it is a type 3 ontadoid break. It is at the base of the vertabre it is a displaced fracture. It is basicly if you take your finger and point it straight up that is the axis that the other vertebrea sit on it is cracked at the base of it. They have scheduled him for surgery on Wed. 6/3 We do not know for sure if they will operate or just try to brace him right now. The spine orthopedic came by last night and looked at the films. We did not get to see him. He is gone until Monday. Coles orthopedic surgeon that did his leg and knee came out and talked to us and wants to get him up tomorrow and get him putting weight on his leg. We asked him about the spine surgeon Dr. Floyd and from him and various other people we have talked to that are not connected to the hospital he is one of the top 5 surgeons in the US. He has developed the beginnings of pnemonia which they are treating with antibiotics. Hopefully if they get him up tomorrow that will lessen. They are having him every hour do breathing exercises to help fight off the pnemonia. He recoginzes everyone and respondes to everything which is huge. There were family and friends from his school here all day long. His soccer coach has come by twice and brought us dinner. The dean of students has been here twice, his soccer team and just a bunch of kids and faternity brothers. One of his faternity brothers brought him his faternity pin and Cole has been holding it in his hand all day. He will not put in down. We did find out that one of the girls that was at the party with Cole had just recently gotten certified as an EMT. When Cole fell she ran down and held his head and stabilzied him. He had been knocked unconcious, but he awoke he was trying to move and frailing about , she held his head and stablized him until the paramedics arrived. This girl is our hero, and saved Cole's life.If that piece would have moved it would have severed the spinal cord and he would not have been able to breathe. We have finally found out who she is. She was actually here at the hospital Thursday night, but we did not know it. We are trying to get in touch with her and hopefully she will be back at the hospital. We have recieved so many emails and phone calls it is unbelievable and the prayer chains that are out there for Cole. Thank you!!! He is still very serious and needs all the positive thoughts and prayers continuing from all of you. Love Jeff and Robyn


Robyn Richelieu posted a new journal entry.

So..once again this is Cole. Not much to update your guys on. I got my walking knee brace a day late, but now that I have it I'm in love! I can now bend my knee! Doesn't ... Lea más

Anne Richards Sherbondy signed Cole's Guestbook.

Dear Cole - hope you are doing well after another year of school.  Lea más

Robyn Richelieu posted a new journal entry.

So..once again this is Cole. Not much to update your guys on. I got my walking knee brace a day late, but now that I have it I'm in love! I can now bend my knee! Doesn't ... Lea más

Anne Richards Sherbondy signed Cole's Guestbook.

Dear Cole, It was nice to see your email today, updating us all on how you are doing! I am so happy that you're healing- body, mind and spirit and moving in such a ... Lea más

Hayley Talboy signed Cole's Guestbook.

Hey Cole, I am so glad that you are getting better, even if you have to shower with a camping shower and plastic sacks ;) You are in my prayers, and I cannot wait to see ... Lea más

Robyn Richelieu posted a new journal entry.

Guess who??!!Haha..it's Cole. Just thought I'd stop by again and give you guys an update on how things are going here on the homefront in Southern Cali. As of right now ... Lea más

Deanna Ponseti signed Cole's Guestbook.

Thank you for continuing to update us! I know how frustrating insurance can be, but once everything's up and running that will be a relief. Can't wait to hear about how ... Lea más

Robyn Richelieu posted a new journal entry.

Cole is getting stronger everyday! He now can get up out of the recliner that we borrowed pretty much without our help. Showering is quite a chore. Thank God it has been ... Lea más

Dan Steinhart signed Cole's Guestbook.

Cole, Today when your dad told me about your accident, it felt like my heart dropped. I cannot tell you how relieved I was to hear that considering the magnitude of your ... Lea más

Karrie LaFortune signed Cole's Guestbook.

Dear Cole, You don't know us but we are best of friends with your Uncle Chris and Aunt Cathy. Our family has been praying for you and your family since we heard about ... Lea más

Kathy Richelieu signed Cole's Guestbook.

Welcome home Cole. Boy it must've been your dad's best Father's Day in a long time!!! Everyone seems pretty happy to see you in such great spirits, (i've been reading from ... Lea más

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